Politics is a diverse and challenging A Level. It will give you a clear understanding of the British political system in terms of who holds power, how we engage with everyday politics and how power is dispersed globally. It also comprises a comprehensive introduction to the major ideologies that have dominated political philosophy in the western world. In addition, you will examine international relations and their impact on world affairs.
- Course Type School Leaver
- Subject Area Humanities
- Qualification A Level 🧩
- Study Mode: Full Time Only
- Course Level Level 3
- Course Length 2 years
Any A Level subjects can be combined. A Levels can also be studied alongside a BTEC Level 3 Certificate.
You will study an AS Level in the first year of this course.
Politics is a diverse and challenging A Level. It will give you a clear understanding of the English political system in terms of who holds power, how we engage with everyday politics and how power is dispersed globally. It also comprises a comprehensive introduction to the major ideologies that have dominated political philosophy in the western world.
The final A Level qualification will be achieved by completing three examinations at the end of the two year course. However, all learners are given the opportunity to also gain an AS Level at the end of their first year to help you to know that this is the right course for you.
What topics will I study?
- Political participation
- UK Government
- Political ideologies e.g. liberalism, communism and feminism
- Global politics
- Study the foundations of the political system such as democracy, party politics, voting behaviour and elections
- Learn about the constitution, parliament, powers of prime ministers, the role of the Supreme Court and its relationship with the EU
- Look at political ideologies such as conservatism, liberalism, socialism and nationalism
- Examine global politics and the relationship between states
- Encourage young people to meet with local politicians and have their voices heard
This course goes well with History, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Economics, Classics and English.
Next steps: Politics A Level is a well-respected academic course that can lead to degrees such as PPE, International Relations, History and Law.
- Entry Requirements
Standard entry requirements: Eight GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Maths).
Subject bespoke Learning Resource Centre support, compute suite and iPads for research, lecture theatre.
- Additional Costs
There are some costs of materials and resources.
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